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Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
Bersham
Wrexham LL14 4HT
United Kingdom

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Cambrian Reaper-Mower
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
Farmers used machines like this to cut hay or harvest wheat, barley or oats. Along the metal bar with the holes were a row of cutting blades that move backwards and forwards as... more
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Turnip drill
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
Before the invention of the seed drill, people had to plant seeds by hand. It was hard work and took a long time. This drill enabled farmers to plant turnip seed in evenly... more
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Horse gin or whimsy
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
How did farmers power their machinery before the invention of the engine? You can't do everything by hand, but you can use horses. Horses supplied the original horsepower and... more
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Chaff cutter
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
How did farmers make animal feed and bedding before they could all into the local 'countryside' store and buy it in sacks? Most people couldn't afford to spend money on food... more
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Root pulper
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
Turnips, swedes and mangold-wurzels are tough! You may know that already from trying to cut them up in your kitchen at home. Animals find them equally hard work to chew and eat.... more
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Potato digger
Bersham Heritage Centre & Ironworks
Digging potatoes is hard work and that's true if you only have a couple of rows in the garden. Imagine what it was like diggin up acre upon acre of potatoes! This machine... more
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